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Stephen Hawking : quest for a theory of everything

Author: Kitty Ferguson
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of the life and work of the British theoretical physicist who has taken the study of cosmology farther than most in his field, despite the need for a wheelchair and computer in order to travel and communicate.
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: Stephen Hawking; S W Hawking; Stephen Hawking
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kitty Ferguson
ISBN: 055329895X 9780553298956 0553405071 9780553405071
OCLC Number: 26345756
Notes: Originally published in the U.S. as Stephen Hawking, quest for a theory of the universe. New York : Franklin Watts, 1991.
Description: 192 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 18 cm
Contents: The greatest quest in all science --
Our goal is nothing less than a complete description of the universe we live in --
You shouldn't believe everything you read --
The big question was, was there a beginning or not? --
Black hole explosions? --
Was it all just a lucky chance? --
In all my travels, I have not managed to fall off the edge of the world --
It's turtles all the way down --
The field of baby universes is in its infancy but growing fast --
Is the end in sight for theoretical physics?
Other Titles: Quest for a theory of everything
Responsibility: by Kitty Ferguson.

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The story of the life and work of the British theoretical physicist who has taken the study of cosmology farther than most in his field, despite the need for a wheelchair and computer in order to travel and communicate.

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